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GLA - Aide d’Urgence Parc National Upemba – Composante Gardes et Eléphants.

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-41180885-600906
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Mar 01, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

This project is geared at providing emergency funds for the conservation efforts of CC Rodrigue Mugaruka to elephant conservation in Upemba NP. We will channel these funds through the Virunga Foundation. This is a suitable and reliable organization that can manage the funds and deliver them where/when is needed to the park. Upemba NP harbors the last Elephant population in whole Katanga, there are no more than 300 elephants left in Katanga and they are under severe threat of poaching and Human-Wildlife conflict. When Conservateur Rodrigue arrived to Upemba National Park in October 2015 he found his men with no equipments. It was impossible for him to send his rangers on patrol without rations. Moreover, these guards were/are not paid, to send them in such conditions on patrols will mean that they will become the poachers themselves. Which was already a reality on the ground; a reality that also took the life of the late Chief Warden Atamoto Madrandele in December 2012 while fighting against illegal activities in the park. In quite a short period of time (since October 2015) and with very little support (we were able to secure a very small funding through the Foundation Segré and logistical support of Virunga Foundation for the park and Elephant Patrols); Rodrigue has been able to tackle internal poaching leading to the suspension of the former chief warden of the park and “re-conquering" the mind and hearts of its men. It was beautiful to see how his guards regarded him as an example to follow.

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    Sector code:
    41040 - Site preservation
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
IUCN Nehterlands International NGO Funding
IUCN Netherlands International NGO Accountable
Virunga Foundation International NGO Implementing


Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
12,864 EUR (Valued at Dec 15, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 15, 2017


13,558 USD
12,864 EUR (Valued at Mar 01, 2017) date_range Mar 01, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
access_timeUpdated on Jan 31, 2018 08:25:46
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